Arizona Trail (AZT)

United States United States

Worth knowing

The Arizona Trail runs for a length of 1258 kilometers through Arizona in the United States.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as demanding and it usually takes 63 days to walk the Arizona Trail.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way Generally difficult!
The water supply must be planned in detail in advance and, if necessary, water supplies have to be deposited en route.

On the trail you are self-sufficient.
But at irregular intervals (at least every few days) there is the possibility to buy food.
This needs to be planned accordingly and it can only be recommended to contact the aid stations and check the opening hours.

You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp.

Wild camping is allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently allowed. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Arizona Trail

1.258 km
Elevation gain
30.600 m
Elevation loss
30.900 m
Highest Point
San Francisco Peaks / 2.900 m
Lowest Point
Gila River / 520 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
1.258 km
30.600 m
30.900 m
San Francisco Peaks
2.900 m
Gila River
520 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Arizona Trail
  • in a tent/tarp
Solitude on the Arizona Trail
Hardly any other people and you sleep in huts/tents with no contact to villages

The best time to hike the Arizona Trail is:


Arrival to the Arizona Trail

You will arrive via Tucson International Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Bus / Flugzeug / Taxi / Uber. Duration approx. 6 hours.

Departure from the Arizona Trail

Departure is via McCarran International Airport.

You can get to the airport per Bus / Flugzeug / Taxi / Uber. Takes about 7 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Arizona Trail

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